HA Rahman, who has earlier made hit Kannada movies like
Yajamana and Huchcha, is now all set to remake
the Shahrukh Khan-Kajol starrer blockbuster Bollywood movie
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. The movie is tentatively
titled as Maduve Mane and Golden star Ganesh has been
roped in to play the lead role in the movie, which is expected to
go on the floors in January.
The producer wanted to rope in Genelia D"Souza for the female
lead, but she could not get her dates. Now, he is considering
Kajol"s sister Tanisha and negotiations are going on to sign in her
for the movie. Speaking to the Bangalore Times, producer HA Rahman
says that DDLJ has been a classic and has set a record by running
at a Mumbai theatre for 700 weeks. So he has decided to make it in
Presently, HA Rahman is looking out for a director. “We"ll make
sure that the Kannada version won"t be as long as the original.
Perhaps, that"s because the film will not be a clean copy of DDLJ," the Bangalore Times quotes him saying. He also makes it clear that
Hindi version showed a typical four-days-long Punjabi wedding. But
the remake Maduve Mane deals with the traditional Kannada
wedding ceremonies, which will go on for two days.
However, according to the producer it is not clear whether actor
Ganesh will appear in Raj"s role, which was played by SRK in the
original. He says that all the cast and crew of the movie are not
decided yet. Presently, dialogues are being written and the movie
Maduve Mane will certainly have a local touch.